the baker upstairs: maple mustard chicken

8.14.2013

maple mustard chicken

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This is one of those recipes I've seen a million times on Pinterest, and decided to finally try. It goes by lots of stupid names (ugh) but I think maple mustard chicken is a pretty apt description. (I'm not a huge fan of "OMG" or "man-pleasing" in the name of any of my foods...) This chicken is delicious and juicy, with a great sweet and tangy flavor. And it's so easy to make, using ingredients I pretty much always have on hand. My whole family loved it, and even my picky Abby cleaned her plate (and licked it, for good measure). It was delicious baked in the oven, and I think it would be really great on the grill as well. A perfect dinner for a lazy night, or any night!

Maple Mustard Chicken
adapted from Witty in the City

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips (I used three large breasts)
salt and pepper
1/2 cup dijon mustard (I've used yellow mustard too, and it's good!)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange chicken breasts in dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together mustard, maple syrup, and rice vinegar. Pour mixture over the chicken, and turn chicken pieces to coat. Bake 25 - 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with a little extra sauce spooned over the chicken.
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